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20,000 Clark County School District students are still without devices, internet access

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Posted at 9:17 PM, Aug 23, 2020

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Clark County School District says they still need to hear from 68,000 students and connect more than 20,000 of them to devices or internet access.

The first day of the 2020-21 school year is Aug. 24.

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Nicole Campos is a parent of two CCSD students and needs one more additional Chromebook.

She says she filled out the district’s survey and tried to set up a pickup time for a Chromebook, but all spots were filled.

“I have not received another email for another pickup date,” says Campos.

Campos says this already adds to the struggle of adjusting to online learning, even with working equipment.

“It’s just so confusing to even log on to Canvass, Clever and Google Classroom, I don’t even know which one I’m supposed to log onto,” says Campos.

In late June, CCSD said they were short about 96,000 Chromebooks, a necessity parents were banking on not having to dig into their own pockets for.

“Some of us parents are out of work, and it's kinda hard for us to go out and spend that money on a Chromebook,” says Campos.

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The district says any student or family needing connection should call the Family Support Center at 1-888-616-2476.

Cox Communications is offering a discounted internet package that comes with a free modem rental for low-income families.